Millions of Americans collect food stamp SNAP benefits each month to purchase their families groceries.
The funds are given to low income families on a preloaded card that can be used at participating grocery and convenience stores.
Each month the card is loaded in the same day, but what day varies by state.
The funding is provided to states by the federal government.
The program is run by the state government.
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Here is when SNAP benefits are provided to recipients in each state
Alabama gives out benefits between the 4th and 23rd of each month based on the clients case number.
Alaska gives benefits on the 1st of each month.
Arizona gives benefits based on the last name of beneficiaries between the 1st and 13th of every month.
Arkansas uses SSNs to give benefits between the 4th and 13th each month.
California gives benefits on the 1st through the 10th using the beneficiary’s case number.
Colorado gives SNAP benefits between the 1st and 10th every month and cash benefits between the 1st and 3rd. Both are based on SSN.
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Connecticut gives benefits between the 1st and 3rd using beneficiaries last names.
Delaware starts disbursing benefits the second day of each month and continues for 22 days using the client’s last name.
Florida gives benefits SNAP from the 1st through 28th and cash benefits from the 1st through 3rd.
Georgia gives benefits between the 5th and 23rd every month.
Hawaii gives benefits just two days per month of the 3rd and 5th.
Idaho gives SNAP benefits on the 1st through 10th based on year of birth.
Illinois is also the 1st through 10th based on the ID number of the Head of Household.
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Indiana benefits are given between the 5th and 23rd.
Iowa gives benefits are the 1st through 10th as well as Kansas’s.
Kentucky gives their benefits the 1st through the 19th.
Louisiana gives elderly recipients their benefits the 1st through the 4th, and everyone else the 1st through the 23rd.
Maine gives benefits based on birthday the 10th through the 14th.
Maryland gives out SNAP benefits from the 4th through 23rd using last names.
Massachusetts disburses during the first 14 days of the month with clients SSNs.
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Michigan gives benefits from the 3rd to 21st.
Minnesota sends benefits between the 4th and 13th.
Mississippi gives food stamps between the 4th and 21st.
Missouri gives out benefits the 1st through 22nd.
Montana gives benefits during a 5 day window starting on the 2nd of each month.
Nebraska hands them out from the 1st through 5th.
Nevada gives benefits for the first ten days of the month.
Residents in New Hampshire get theirs in one day on the 5th each month.
New Jersey hands out benefits during the 1st through 5th.
SNAP in New Mexico disburses benefits from the 1st through the 20th.
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New York’s food stamps run by county, but are different for NYC. They’re normally given out for the first two weeks of every month, but the dates change.
North Carolina gives food stamps from 3rd to 21st each month.
North Dakota gives all of their residents food stamps the first day of the month.
Ohio gives them from the 2nd through the 20th.
Oklahoma residents get benefits from the 1st through 10th.
Oregon residents see theirs between the 1st and 9th.
Pennsylvania benefits can be seen in the first ten business days every month, which means weekends and holidays do not count.
Rhode Island gives food stamps on the 1st each month.
South Carolina gives out food stamps from the 1st through 10th, while South Dakota gives them out on the 10th.
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Tennessee’s dates depend on the last number of the HOH’s SSN.
Texas staggers their payments between the 16th and 28th for anyone with benefits issued after June 1, 2020. Anyone issued SNAP benefits before that date get them over a span of 15 days.
Utah gives benefits specifically on the 5th, 11th, and 15th.
Vermont sends benefits on the 1st.
Virginia gives benefits from the 1st through the 7th every month.
Washington State gives their residents benefits from the 1st through 20th, and Washington D.C. gives them from the 1st through 10th.
West Virginia gives their food stamps on the 1st through 9th, and gives cash benefits on the first day of the month.
Wisconsin gives out benefits during the 1st through 15th.
Wyoming gives food stamps from the 1st to the 4th.
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Who can get food stamp SNAP benefits?
The requirements vary by state, but applicants need to live in the state they apply and be under a specific income limit.
Those with household members over 60 or with a disability have priority.
The more people in a household the higher the dollar amount will be in benefits.
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